In the LIFE section of this week’s Clare People we pay a visit to the Ennis Book Club Festival with Andrew Hamilton speaking to Colin Barrett – the breakthrough Irish author of 2014. Trevor Quinn speaks with rising star, Sarah Baume, who has just been named as the Hennessy New Irish Writer for 2015, while Ronan Judge catches up with Burren writer and artist, Frank Golden, and chats about his new novel ‘The Night Game’.
Joe O’Muircheartaigh recalls the heady political days of the 1980’s ahead of PD founder Dessie O’Malley’s visit to the festival while Andrew Hamilton speaks with Clare artist Carmel Doherty about an innovative new exhibition in which five Clare artists come up with new works based on the work of 10 Clare poets.
Elsewhere in ClareLIFE, Andrew Hamilton speaks with Clare trad superstar Padraig Rynne about his invention of electro-trad music ahead of his Glor gig with Pauline Scanlon and Joe O’Muircheartaigh continues his monthly series about the actions of Clare people who fought in Would War 1 in February 1915.

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